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The most famous hotel of Berlin celebrates centenary

Hotel a hundred years ago

On October 23, the most famous Berlin hotel “Adlon” – is celebrating its centenary. The hotel is located in the heart of the German capital, on the famous main street Unter den Linden. View from most rooms of the hotel opens directly onto the Brandenburg gate. In addition to a convenient location, the hotel boasts its fascinating history.

The discreet charm of

On October 23, 1907. Heart of Berlin: Unter den Linden, Pariser Platz. At exactly eleven o’clock on the street accompanied by a numerous retinue appear on the Kaiser Wilhelm the Second. That is, public ceremony, or maybe the visit of a senior foreign guest? And not the other. His Imperial Majesty arrived at the opening of a new hotel. The owner of a luxury building Lorenz Adlon personally conducts crowned lady inside and proudly demonstrates the latest achievements of the hotel and construction business. And the view really was something. Continue reading

Odessa hotel Bristol celebrates its 115th anniversary

1899 was a milestone year for various reasons. This year was born the iconic film Director Alfred Hitchcock, was patented the drug aspirin, the Bolshoi theatre hosted the premiere of Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping beauty”, at London’s famous tower “big Ben” clock was running, and in Odessa was opened as the hotel Bristol, which became one of the attractions of the city. In 2014 the hotel celebrates 115 years. Today, as more than a century ago, this hotel combines classic luxury and sophistication with cutting-edge technical solutions.

Hotel, p vstroennyy by the famous architect Alexander Bernardazzi on the place of apartment houses of merchant Naum Jurowski, instantly won the hearts of European and domestic guests.

Bristol is not in vain got its name. That was the name of the hotel in Austria, where he loved to ride wealthy locals. However, Odessa Bristol even surpassed his Austrian namesake. Its main advantages, in addition to the furnished rooms, electric light, hot water, bathroom in every room, well-trained servants.

After the October revolution, was not up to luxury hotels. In 1922-1925, the rooms converted to offices responsible railway workers. Adacore in the period of the NEP, the hotel was restored and renamed the hotel “Krasnaya”.

Then followed the trials of the great Patriotic war and Soviet public utilities. As a result of many unfounded reconstructions many authentic elements of the interior were lost. However, his spirit Bristol has retained. Continue reading

10 Russian hotels haunted

The steps of invisible feet on the old parquet floor, the rustle of a dress of a bygone era, night Raven cry and open the window from the sudden blow of the wind is no accident, but the antics of the ghosts that live in old buildings and houses, which became hotels, but have not lost their mysterious guests. On the eve of all saints Day, when the evil gets out, book a room in this hotel. If you are not afraid, of course.

The mystery manor near Moscow once belonged to a close associate of Peter I James Bruce, who was considered a magician. Manor Glinki built on the Peninsula between the rivers Vorya and Klyazma, location, long known for its special energy. Here, under the ground there is a chain of mysterious labyrinths, where Bruce spent his magical experiments. Rumor has it that at night the master of “bad manors” flew a fire-breathing dragon. And once, on a hot July day, Bruce turned Park pond into a veritable ice rink. Bruce’s Ghost still roams the mansion, scaring vacationers and guarding their possessions.

2. The Hotel “Lafer”. estate Perciki in the Smolensk region

One of the first owners of this house were representatives of the ancient Scottish family of Leslie, Scotland castles, haunted. Shrouded in myths and legends latinamericano and estate near. Continue reading

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